Prep Extra Credit: A look at some notable performances from across the state | Basketball Boys

Lincoln Journal Star

Welcome to February basketball. Hosts Luke Mullin and Geoff Exstrom break down the high school hoops scene like this: early favorites, contenders and, of course, any “dark horses” who might make an unexpected run.

45 point game? To verify. 600 career wins? To verify. 364 career threes? To verify. 200 career wins on the mat? To verify. Here’s a look at many other notable performances from the past week:

boys basketball

Braxten Swires, Bridgeport: 45 points in a win over Bayard.

Connor Millikan, Platteview: Consecutive games of 25 points and 15 rebounds against Ralston and Hastings.

Jake Bargen, centenarian: 37 points on 13-for-19 shooting against Sandy Creek.

Jasen Green, Millard North: 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 blocks against Elkhorn South.

Lam Kuany, Omaha Bryan: 35 points and 14 rebounds against Lincoln Southeast.

Brady Christiansen, Lincoln Pius X: Recorded a fourth straight double-double in a win over Lincoln East.

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Henry Burt, South Elkhorn: 18 points on a 9-for-11 shot against Omaha Benson.

Landon Classen, O’Neill: 24 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists against Hartington CC.

Reggie Thomas, Omaha Westside: 25 points and 7 rebounds in a win over Bellevue East.

Tayje Hadwiger, Amherst: 18 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists against Loomis.

Carter Mann, Burwell: 25 points and 18 rebounds in a win over Spalding Academy.

Jake Rath, Laurel-CC: 24 points on an 11-for-12 shot against Wynot.

Quinten Myers, Anselmo-Merna: 8 steals and 6 assists in a win over Twin Wolf.

Girls basketball

Jerome Skrdla, Gretna: Earned his 600th career coaching win with Gretna’s win over Omaha North on Tuesday.

Taylor McCabe, Fremont: 22 points against Glenwood (Iowa), and 23 against Lincoln High; set an all-class state record for career three-pointers with 364.

Kerolene Dos Santos, Parkview Christian: School record 31 points, including 9 three-pointers and 10 rebounds against Boys Town.

Makayla Baughman, Blair: 25 points against Omaha Roncalli, 17 against Seward and 21 against Lewis Central (Iowa); broke the school record for career threes with 120.

Chloe Hanel, Clarkson/Leigh: 28 points on 10 of 14 shooting against BRLD.

Mya Skoff, Bellevue East: 27 points against Omaha Westside, and 25 points against Papillion-La Vista South.

Emma Brown, Malcolm: 14 points and 15 rebounds against Falls City.

Emily Johnson, David City: 19 points, including 5 threes, against Fillmore Central.

Taryn Wharton, Bellevue West: 18 points and 11 assists against Omaha Benson.

Katelyn Sanders, Lewiston: 23 points, including five threes, against Diller-Odell.

Myleigh Weers, Diller-Odell: 29 points against Falls City.

Cameran Jansky, Exeter-Milligan: 14 points and 17 rebounds against McCool Junction.

Delaney White, Norris: 18 points and 10 rebounds against Lincoln Christian.

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Olivia Grutsch, Hartington-Newcastle: 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals against Winnebago.

Emily Dropinski, Omaha Roncalli: 25 points against Omaha Mercy.

Maya Dolliver, Pender: 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists against Humphrey/LHF.

Rasheedah Phillips, North East Lincoln: 24 points against Omaha Marian.

Kaitlin Kontor, Milford: 23 points against Superior and 18 points against Sutton.

Carney Black, Elkhorn Valley: 24 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 5 steals against Central Valley.


Cameron Graham, Cross County/Osceola: He picked up his 200th career victory last week.

Kaylee Ricketts, Wahoo: Pinned all three opponents to win a 165-pound district title and move to 44-0.

Makena Schramm, Fairbury: Pinned his two opponents to win a 185-pound title in the Districts.

Luke MacDonald, Bennington: Pinned his opponent in 16 seconds in the final match to lift Bennington over Blair for the Class B State Duel title.

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Nathaniel Centineo, Bellevue West: Played a 300 at the Boys State Individual Championships at Sun Valley Lanes.